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Opinion page prompts philosophical query

The Opinion page is my favorite part of the paper. Example: I was confronted with a deep and philosophical question, “What value can trees have beyond money?” If there is no other value than money, why would anyone buy trees after they have been cut? To resell them as trees that have been cut to someone else, who will sell them as trees that have been cut, and so on, ad infinitum?

What will happen with all these trees being shipped around the country? Are we facing eminent danger of complete gridlock as thousands and thousands of trucks full of horizontal trees clog our highways, byways and simple country lanes?

Then there was another letter, “Voters: Educate yourselves,” perhaps one of the most important letters that has been published in The Union. I am filled with joy when someone suggests it takes real work to be an informed voter. Too bad a few (or a deluge) of commercials provides all the information most people ever obtain. Thank you, Mr. Gates, for providing a ray of sunshine.

Elmabel Rohrman

Grass Valley

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